1697 in History
January 26 Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night
February 4 3 VOC-ships anchor at Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia
March 9 Czar Peter the Great begins tour of West-Europe
March 20 Willem de Vlamingh returns to Batavia after exploring "South Land"
March 21 Czar Peter the Great begins tour through West-Europe
April 15 Charles XII succeeds Charles XI as King of Sweden
May 24 English king Willem III travels through northern Europe
June 2 Monarch August van Saksen becomes Catholic
June 27 Polish parliament selects monarch August van Saksen as king
September 3 King William's War in America ends with Treaty of Ryswick
September 11 Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen van Savoye beats Turkish superior power
September 17 Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen of Savoye beats Turks
September 20 Peace of Saki (ends 9 years war)
October 30 Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Netherlands/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending 9 year War
November 10 English parliament accept army reduction
December 2 St. Paul's Cathedral opens in London